(l-r) STARS Director of Flight Operations Mike Potter

Invermere helipad up and running

The reopened helipad at the Invermere and District Hospital has already serviced one patient suffering from a heart stoke.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Chair John Kettle, Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft, and Interior Health representatives officially reopened the Invermere and District Hospital’s heliport today (September 13).

“The completion of the heliport project is great news for the community and the Invermere and District Hospital,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett in a press release. “Our government is committed to the provision of health services in rural areas. The completion of this project ensures patients have timely access to the best care possible.”